Don't panic if your child is on school waiting list, says MEC Panyaza Lesfufi

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has called on parents not to panic, despite thousands of children being left without school placement.

He says the online school registration system will help identify the vacant spots at various schools.

According to Lesufi, parents who failed to respond to school offers had slowed the placement process down.

Now that the first day of the 2017 academic year is out of the way, they can remove the ignored spaces and make room for those applications that had not been placed.

Time has expired for them to accept or reject so we are now removing them, making room for those on the waiting list.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Lesufi is confident that by the end of February all of the learners will be placed somewhere.

He says the first priority is to place the child, then consider convenience needs such as geographical location and finances.

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